Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Westside Road


Backpack - Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Westside Road

Two-night, three day backpack on the Wonderland Trail from Longmire to Westside Road - 17.5 total miles; 5,815 ft. total elevation gain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,815 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,633 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph

We will meet at the Longmire parking lot at 9:00 am Wednesday August 10 and plan for an on-trail departure of 9:30 am.  As this is a one-way route, once the group members have been determined arrangements will be made to leave at least one car at the Westside Road endpoint.

This trip is on a beautiful stretch of the Wonderland with a moderate pace of 1.5 – 2.0 mph. As daily distances are not great, there will be lots of time to explore and enjoy Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, Emerald Ridge and other attractions.

 Daily summary of trip:

Day 1:  Park cars at both trailheads. Hike from Longmire to Devils Dream Camp - 5.4 miles and 2,866 feet of elevation gain with a 4,993 ft high point.
Day 2:  Hike from Devils Dream to South Puyallup River Camp - 6.6 miles and 2,230 feet of elevation gain with a 5,633 ft high point.
Day 3:  Hike from South Puyallup River Camp to Westside Road - 5.5 miles and 719 feet of elevation gain with a 4,082 ft high point.

Leader's permission required, please contact Marc Lower or Geoff Lawrence.  Registered participants must provide leader with proof of vaccination before the trip.


Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Westside Road

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste

To lighten loads and maximize efficiency, group gear will be assigned once the team is finalized.

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